Sweeneys garage offer 2 types of pre N.C.T inspection :

 Check condition of each tyre, Check thread dept, inflate tyre to correct pressure

 Full bulb check

 Fluid Levels:

 Window Wipers: front and rear

 Light alignment

 Battery Test

 Visually check dashboard warning lights

Sweeneys garage recommends that tyre pressures are checked regulary.

please ask our manager to show you how we perform any of the above tests

For quality information please see

Pre NCT costs €45.00, it takes 1 hour approx and we give a written report.

Free in  Ballyfermot  Sweeneys Garage.

If you go and have your car tested, you can bring us in the report we will gladly look over it and advise, Sweeneys garage has a policy if we carry out any repair and the car fails after work is carried out we will refund the next re test fee and offer to use our time to take your car for the re test. Thats Sweeneys Garage service


 Service Brake Pedal

 Service Brake Operation (Inspection inside the Vehicle)

 Mechanical Brake Hand Lever

 Parking Brake Performance

 Brake Fluid – Brake Lines / Hoses Brake

 Wheel Units – Mechanical Brake Components – Master Cylinders / Servo / Valves / Connections


 Exhaust Lambda sensor

 Exhaust System / Noise

Wheels: Tyres

 Tyre Condition

 Tyre Specification

 Mechanical Brake Hand Lever

 Tyre Tread – Wheels

 Spare Wheel and Carrier

 Wheel Bearings Wheels: Tyres

 Stop Lamps

 Rear Lamps

 Registration Plate Lamps

 Indicators / Tell Tales – Side Lamps

 Headlamp Condition

 Headlamp Aim

 Aux Lamp Condition

 Aux Lamp Aim

 Reflectors Steering : Suspension

 Steering Wheel Play

 Front Axle Suspension bushes

 Rear Axle Suspension bushes

 Steering Linkage

 Front Springs

 Shock Absorber Condition

 Rear Suspension – Rear Springs

Chassis: Under body

 Doors, Locks

 Anti-theft devices

 Bodywork – Chassis condition

 Under body condition Electric


 Electrical System

Glass : Mirrors

 Windscreen Wipers and Washers

 Glass, windscreen and all glass condition

 Rear View Mirrors


 Transmission, leaks and general condition


 Seats and anchorage


 Safety Belts


 Fuel System, leaks

 Line condition


 Registration Plates

 Towing Bracket / Coupling

We offer the above complete pre NCT for €45.00. If repairs are required we will give you a written quotation and agree the price before any work is carried out. If in the unlikely event that your car fails the test, bring it to us and we will take the €45 0ff any repairs that are needed.

A pre nct inspection does not guarantee a pass when you visit the centre, however it will significantly increase your chances of a pass, did you know if your engine is very low on oil or very overfilled the N.C.T will not do the smoke test which is a complete waste of your money, our advice is at a minimum go to one of Sweeneys garage’s and get a free inspection we will definitally pick up on items like this

Here is the minimum requirements as per the N.C.T website


  • Your car has adequate oil and water.
  • The boot is empty and your vehicle is clear of all valuables and personal belongings.
  • The vehicle is reasonably clean (especially the underbody).
  • The wheel hubcaps are removed (only in the case where wheel nuts are not visible) and the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.
  • The engine is in a fit state to be tested e.g. cam belt / timing belt. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer at the test centre.
  • All seat belts and clips are fully visible (including rear).
  • We also recommend that you have your lights checked and set prior to the NCT.
  • Your Vehicle Registration Book, Registration Certificate or Licensing Certificate is with you when you arrive at the test centre.
  • You bring identification (driving licence) with you on the day of the test. The person who brings the car for inspection brings their identification with them (driving licence) as failure to provide the required identification will result in the vehicle not being issued an NCT certificate at the time of testing.
  • You have your test fee of €55.00, plus any cancellation fee (if applicable) payable by cash, laser card and all major credit cards (excluding American Express).
  • Your vehicle is at a normal operating temperature prior to arriving at the test centre for inspection
  • Your registration plates comply with current regulations If the above items are not taken care of, NCTS may be unable to test your vehicle.

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